Monday, January 15, 2018

Watermelon Tissue Box Cover

Happy Monday, everyone!  I don't have a lot of time today, so I'll just say that I got my newest pattern posted onto Etsy today!
Watermelon Tissue Box Cover Pattern, $4 on Etsy
Isn't it cute!  Ok, I'll hopefully be able to post again tomorrow once things are a little calmer! 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Just a little note

Happy Wednesday, everyone.  I just wanted to let you all know that I might not be posting much this week.  My sister just had an emergency c-section to deliver her baby.  She doesn't have anyone else in her life right now, so it's up to me and my mom to help her and so I don't know what my days are going to look like or if I'll have time to design or blog or anything.  Hopefully I'll be back soon :)

Friday, January 5, 2018

Free Friday: Pretty Book Mark

Happy Friday, everyone!  How are you all doing this first Friday of 2018?  Have you had a good year so far?  I have to tell you, I'm having trouble getting motivated to do anything.  I can't decide if it's the weather or if I'm just coming down from a huge sugar high from all the holiday cookies and candy!  Ugh, why do relatives always get me candy for Christmas anyway?  I end up with about ten pounds of chocolate and it's just all so tempting!  Does anyone else have that problem, or is it just a special kind of torture I have to go through every year?

This week's free pattern is perfect for this time of year!  What better way to spend a cold and blustery winter day than curled up with a good book?  And of course if you're reading a book, you need a good book mark, am I right?  This is super easy to whip up and also a pretty set of colors to cheer you up when all you can see outside is white!

Pretty Book Mark

Skill Level:

  • 7-count plastic canvas
  • Red Heart yarn color #310 – Monet Print
  • #16 plastic canvas needle

  1. Cut and stitch plastic canvas according to graph.
  2. Overcast unfinished edges with Monet Print yarn.

Click the image above to see it larger.  You may share this pattern however you please as long as you don't alter it or claim it as your own.  Please link back if you share this pattern.  You may sell items made from this pattern.  However, you may not sell this pattern.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  It's already three days into this new year, can you believe it?  It seemed like the holidays just whooshed by so quickly and I hardly got to enjoy them.  I guess that's the nature of that time of year.  Truthfully, I'm glad it's all over so now I can get back to my normal life and get back to crafting and creating!  Do any of you feel that way too, or is that just me?

I've been pretty busy this week actually!  Despite being super sick all of last week with a stomach bug (I'm finally starting to feel better today, thank goodness), I just can't stop myself from doing stuff around the house.  So this What's Up Wednesday, I have lots to report!

First of all, I finally started taking down my Christmas decor yesterday.

I like to take it down and put it in a big pile, then have hubby bring down the boxes and pack it all away in one go.  I got most of it down yesterday, but I need to get the tree and I'm going to ask my giant husband to get the up high things (I'm not short, just lazy!).  It feels kind of good to get it away.  I'll miss the warm twinkly lights at night, but the house feels clean and fresh for the new year.

Shortly before Christmas, I cleaned out my Aerogarden and got some lettuce seeds planted, and they're up and doing really well!

There's something about the LED lights of my garden that make my phone take weird stripey pictures, but you get the idea.  I just love watching my little plant babies come up!  They're so cute!  I'm not much of a kid person, but I go gaga over my plant babies and my fur babies, lol.

I got some really cool quilting stuff for Christmas, so I decided that before I can even open that stuff, I NEED to finish the quilts I'm working on!!   So a few days ago I got back to work quilting my vegetable quilt, and it's coming along very well!  I'm trying to do 30 minutes of machine quilting a day, and so far I'm about a third of the way done, woo! 

It's a really cool pea vine design that's a lot easier to see on the back of the quilt.  This quilt is really starting to grow on me :)

On Christmas eve, I finally got to open my new and improved wedding ring!  Oh it's so beautiful.  I can't believe how lucky I am to have such a sweet husband who would give me such a lovely sapphire.

I made a set of really neat watermelon designs before Christmas, but I wasn't happy with the selections of pinks I had to make it.  I ended up buying a ton of yarn a few days before Christmas in the hopes that I could find the color I wanted.  And as it turns out, I found some goods pinks!  (P.S., Red Heart makes a lot of yarn.)  So this week I've been working on stitching the new design up.  I think it's coming along really nicely!

Well, that's all for this week, guys.  I hope you all had a safe and happy New Year!